The 10 Best 4th Of July Fireworks Shows In San DiegoSee + Do The biggest, the longest, the most family friendly... we've got the list broken down to your superlatives-of-choice.
Oh the stressful task of figuring out the best July 4th firework show for you. No fear! There San Diego has prepared the list of the “-ests.” The biggest, the longest, the classiest… we’ve got the list for you.
Just find your superlative-of-choice, and dazzle your eyes this 4th Of July!
Big Bay Boom – 9 p.m.
The county’s biggest firework display can be seen from Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, Mission Bay, and the comfort of your TV via FOX 5.
Sea World Fireworks – 9:40 p.m.
For the animal lovers, why not spend a day at the park and top it off with an aqua-themed firework display?! This show can be seen from within the Sea World park and Mission Bay.
Mission Bay – 9 p.m.
If you’re looking to go all out and treat your eyes to brights for almost a whole hour, Mission Bay is where you want to be. Watch San Diego’s biggest firework display (the Big Bay Boom) at 9 p.m. and stay seated after it’s over, because the Sea World fireworks display will commence at 9:40 p.m.!
(So perhaps we’re making up a few words 😉 )
Ocean Beach Pier Fireworks – 9 p.m.
Get some sun before your fireworks show. Claim your spot in the sand to watch a beautiful sunset, then top it off with a fireworks show over the Pacific Ocean. Sounds pretty San Diego if you ask us.
The Most Festive:
With an exciting day of rides at the San Diego County Fair, it feels only right that a fair-like fireworks show should follow. Help our favorite fair celebrate its last night with a bang.
The Most Cultural:
Independence Day at the Border – 8:45 p.m.
This holiday may be about the United States, but let’s not forget that their residents are a conglomerate of amazing cultures and traditions. And what’s a party without neighbors, anyway?! Share the love at the border this 4th of July.
The Kid Friendliest:
Red, White and BOOM! at Legoland California – 8:30 p.m.
Who doesn’t need fireworks with a side of some Legos? Get to the park early to have an American family day of picnics, water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, the Family Build Challenge and LEGO Hamburger relay. We know the kids are in!
The Most Intimate:
Sometimes the crowds just aren’t for you. This community celebration will allow you to soak in some quality time with your loved ones and still witness some great displays of fire.
Back on the bigger side of things, this musically-oriented party takes place at the California Center for the Arts. 20,000 viewers can’t be wrong.
San Diego Symphony’s Star Spangled Pops – 7:30 p.m.
If you’re looking to fancy things up this 4th of July, this one’s for you. Whether it be that special someone’s birthday, a wedding anniversary, or just an excuse to get classy with the family, the San Diego Symphony will not disappoint. Oh, and there will be champagne.
This holiday is about an event that happened 241 years ago, and Poway wants to take you back in time with a firework celebration. Sounds like a no-brainer!
Whatever it is that tickles your July 4th fancy, it is clear San Diego won’t let you down!